The European Commission released its strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings for 2021-205 on April 14, 2021.
A face can tell a million stories and over the years humanitarian campaigns have relied on the use of imagery to raise awareness, raise funds and mobilise support. Over time a very strong link has developed between humanitarian assistance and imagery. In particular, the faces of victims are often used as part of victims’ voice to communicate their stories or a means to reinforce a message. This “humanitarian narrative” has been and continues to be used to bridge the distance between the victim and the audience, allowing the stories to be heard and making the stories more accessible. Using victims’ images and often, the misuse of such images, raise important ethical questions. Hence, one must evaluate closely whether such use is acceptable and that the victims’ best interest should be the primary consideration and their autonomy and rights must be respected at all times.
Understanding similarities and differences between faith-based and non-faith-based anti-trafficking NGOs with Recommendations for Improved Partnership and Effectiveness. This study contributes knowledge about anti-trafficking faith-based and non-faith-based NGOs—how they compare in their goals and mission, why they do what they do, the care philosophies and services that they have, and how they can work together. This report is based on research conducted in Cambodia on anti-trafficking Christian faith-based organisations (FBOs) and non-faith-based NGOs, as well as collaboration after the study to present the findings (with recommendations) in an accessible and helpful way to a global audience of anti-trafficking professionals.